Since Fall 2012, Trinity University has hosted women from the Battered Women’s Shelter in a program called Life Launch. This program was started by Dante Suarez, associate professor of finance, and Penelope Harley, adjunct political science professor. “More recently, in this incarnation of Life Launch, what we have been doing is to help the women get back on their feet. So we developed a curriculum that is very short, but very focused on teaching them...

In an effort to increase access and affordability of published research, alumnus Nick Shockey created the Right to Research Coalition. Currently, academics do research with funding from organizations or universities. The research then undergoes peer review, which is also done by academics. Publishers take this research, edit and format it and sell it back to institutions for as much as $20,000 per year. In light of high expenses,  institutions such as Harvard and the Massachusetts...

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  This year, the Sports Internship Panel included the following speakers: Mary Japhet, senior vice president of communications and community engagement at San Antonio Sports; Jordan King, tournament logistics manager at Valero Texas Open; Jeanne Garza, director of corporate partnerships at Spurs Sports and Entertainment; and Rick Hill, vice president of marketing at Valero Alamo Bowl. The panel was co-sponsored by the sports management minor and Career Services and was hosted by Jacob Tingle, director...

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The indoor pool has not been filled for the past few weeks due to complications with the pump and leaks found in the pipes. However, the outdoor pool will now be open until Oct. 10 instead of Oct. 1, when it usually closes. “A lot of students don’t even use the pool that late. It’s mostly the swim team since the indoor pool is broken,” said Ulysses Medrano, a senior lifeguard. “We have our regular...

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In January 2015, Trinity will install 11 B-cycles on the south side of Verna McLean residence hall on lower campus. After a year of negotiation, the Student Government Association lowered the price from $65,000 to $20,000. “It’s a product of a lot of hard work by a lot of good people,” said Evan Lewis, president of SGA. “It’s a good way not just for Trinity students to connect with the city of San Antonio by...

This semester, the Tiger Card photos, which were previously on TigerPaws under the student directory, have been unavailable. Some students have noticed, but others have expressed dissatisfaction with the inconvenience. Although the photos are from student IDs taken at the Tiger Card office, that office is not the origin of the change. “What we do is we create rosters for faculty and class members,” said Jerry Ferguson, director of the Tiger Card office. “We collect...

For the last year and half Career Services has not been fully staffed. Although  director Twyla Hough managed to successfully advise students, five more positions have been added. There are now two assistant directors, two more career advisors and an associate director. “We had an external audit that gave some feedback about the staffing level and the level of demand from students and how we needed to get more support to be able to meet...

Roughly a year and a half ago, discussions between  then president of Chi Delta Tau, Erik Long-Goheen, and David Tuttle, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, began talk about Tiger Taxi, a program to help eliminate drunk driving among Trinity University students. These taxis can take students anywhere in San Antonio and accept a Tiger Taxi Card that students may purchase online. “There are really a lot of things that we...